7 Rings For Your BFFs, Inspired By Ariana Grande's New Song | Clozette


We're still not over Thank U, Next, but Ariana Grande's already launched another song we can bop to and this time, it's all about luxe, glamour and treating your main girls right. While it starts off sounding like a reprised version of The Sound of Music's My Favourite Things, the Dangerous Woman singer's new single 7 Rings actually references the finger bands Ari and her six girl friends got last December. Four of those ladies share writing credits for the song. 



After listening to this friendship anthem on loop, it definitely got us thinking: why not take a few notes from the songstress' book when it comes to gift ideas? While we can't write a chart-topper with our best friends as she does, one thing we can do is pull off a Grande gesture (pun obviously intended) for our BFFs with these friendship rings. 


Poh Heng Trust Diamond Ring


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A precious piece for a precious person, this beautiful Trust Diamond Ring in rose gold is just like any other long-lasting friendship: simple with a shine that's everlasting. The band is engraved with the word 'trust' that symbolises the foundation of a bond that is sealed, unbroken and forged through time, making it the perfect talisman for more years of great memories to come. 


PANDORA Sparkling Arrow Ring


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Some friendships come and go but the true ones are made stronger by honesty, support and loyalty. True friends are those who will never sugarcoat criticism and would offer a hand at the most difficult situations, making sure that everyone is always moving towards the right direction no matter how trying things can be. Our best pick for this type of bond? This Sparkling Arrow ring with the word 'loved' engraved on its band, symbolising a strong and supportive relationship between the truest of comrades.


Niessing Twist Ring


SGD330/~USD243


Friendships that have outlasted life's twists and turns are often filled with everlasting memories, lessons and inspirations. To signify the unbreakable bond that has withstood all these trials, this simple yet emblematic Twist ring makes the perfect matching gift for you and your most reliable life ally. 

Forevermark Endlea Ring


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They say diamonds are forever, and the same rings true for relationships built on trust and togetherness. Coming from the Lee Hwa Valentine's Day Collection, this gorgeous piece is adorned with an infinity symbol lined with world-renowned Forevermark diamonds that are rare, beautiful and responsibly sourced, just like most outstanding friendships. 



Passion Hearts Duet White & Rose Gold Ring


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Two bands of different materials forged into one, this ring mirrors the most unexpected yet remarkable camaraderie. Erasing the old rule that jewellery, when worn, should be uniform in colour, this band from Lee Hwa Jewellery's Valentine's Day collection is perfect for companionships that click perfectly despite seemingly being made of personalities that are extreme opposites. 


APM Monaco A19210M Ring

SGD211/USD160


Finding a person that clicks with you and your personality just right is an amazing feeling. Whether or not you believe in luck, this Year of the Pig-inspired band makes a great gift to let your friend know that you are grateful to have stumbled into their life. Plus, putting aside the whole Chinese zodiac idea behind the design (if you're not a believer), can you or your friend really say no to the ring's irresistibly cute aesthetic? 



Freestyle Triangle Ring


SGD250/~USD184


Growing apart is one of the biggest pains when it comes to friendships. But this Freestyle Triangle Ring is a great symbol of turning things around and proving that distance in the best of friendships will just make the heart grow fonder. Separating in the middle with arrows facing opposite directions are truly symbolic for distance and time apart, but the gradual meeting into a single band at the back completes its simple yet illustrative design.


(Cover photo from: @arianagrande)


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If you feel like your photos are missing that extra 'oomph', adding a hint of greenery will definitely give you the edge you're looking for. Not convinced? Our Clozetters capturing their 'one with nature' moments will surely change your mind. 


Sunshine daisy


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Hearts and dots


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We can all admit that when it comes to elegance and chicness, we look to French women for inspiration. They have this certain je ne sais quoi that compels people to pay attention — but with minimal to no effort at all. And so when we had the chance to get tips from French creative consultant Julia Restoin Roitfeld, who is the new face of APM Monaco, we grabbed it — along with the many style nuggets we'll make sure to use for navigating our lives this year.


Julia wearing some pieces from APM Monaco


What were the highlights of your 2018?


I felt that 2018 was a great transition year in many aspects for me, both personally and professionally. Firstly I moved again, which is always an exciting thing for me, and I have also started to work on my own brand hoping to launch it in 2019. Going to Australia on a road trip to celebrate the New Year was also a great way to end 2018.

How do you best describe your job to someone?


I like to describe it as a Fashion Creative Consultant. I think because I also do modelling jobs, people often forget that I am also a creative person. I studied at the Parsons School of Design and my very first job was in an Advertising Agency before even modelling and working as a freelance consultant.



What's a typical day like for you? What areas would you like to change this year?


I wake up pretty early to get my daughter ready for school and drive her there in the morning before I can start anything else. Then it depends on my schedule. I try to start with going to the gym right after to get some endorphins to get the day started. I usually work from home until she gets back from school. Travelling so much for work, I like to stay home and be with my daughter as much as possible when back in New York. I actually don’t go out that much and try to keep my night outs for quality [time] out with friends, which is hard. I am still trying to find the perfect way to be as efficient as possible with work while being present as much as possible for my daughter, which is not always easy as a single mother but I think there is no perfect way!

What's your theme/biggest goal for this year?


I am really hoping to launch my new brand before next Fall.


What inspirations are you looking at when it comes to style for the upcoming year?


To be honest I think my style remains the same years after years. I never look at what's trendy or what we are “meant to wear” for the next season really. I like to stay true to myself.

When you look at photos of me from 10 or 20 years ago, my style really hasn’t changed much — a lot of black, navy and leopard print, simple denim and army coats, little black dress and stilettos. I think my style will now remain the same. I know it's what people expect but I think after a while you start to know what looks good or not on you and what fits you! So [it's] easier to keep the same! [In] the end, it becomes your own signature or uniform.




What is your biggest advice for refreshing your style for the new year?


In the end, I always end up buying the same, hahaha, just different versions. A new pair of stilettos, a new black coat, a new leather skirt… just to refresh a bit. I think [for] me, to refresh the look is more in feeling good [on] the inside. Refreshing my appearance with a new work out routine or new healthy diet, etc.



If there's one fashion item you'll wear to death this year, what is it and why?


I've been wearing my Max Mara Leopard Print Teddy Coat quite a LOT so far this winter and will probably [wear it] till the end. It's warm enough for New York winters and goes with everything. And [it's] just so comfortable and snuggly. 




What trends from 2018 are you bringing to 2019? What trends do you think will emerge?


As I said, I don’t follow trends. I have absolutely no idea what trends are. It's not really a world part of my vocabulary.



What's your accessorising philosophy for this year (and beyond)?


Less is more. Always. The less I own, the most simpler I am dressed, the happier I am.


What can we expect from you this year?


I am planning to develop more my current website www.romyandthebunnies.com, as well as a new website and brand.



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